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Year-round the Town of Paradise hosts an array of events. Seasonal events are planned throughout the year which offer residents and visitors an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the community spirit of Paradise. The two main festivals for the Town are Snow and Ice, the annual Winter Carnival in Paradise held in February and SunSplash Paddle In Paradise, the summer celebration held annually in August.

For a complete listing of community events and activities taking place in Paradise, visit our Calendar.

The Annual TELY 10 Road Race (July 28)
Date: Sunday, July 28

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Paradise - Mount Pearl - St. John’s

The Annual TELY 10 Mile Road Race will once again kick off in Paradise. The TELY 10 is Newfoundland’s premier road race, and is believed to be the third oldest road race in Canada and one of the oldest in North America. Visit nlaa.ca/tely10 for additional information.

Korean War Veteran Day (July 28)
Date: Sunday, July 28

Time: 10:55 a.m.

Location: War Memorial, Town Hall

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, and the active fighting ended on July 27, 1953, with the signing of the Korea Armistice Agreement. Approximately 7,000 Canadians continued to serve in the tense theatre of operations between the signing of the Armistice and the end of 1955, with some Canadian troops remaining until 1957.

Each year a memorial is held on the last Sunday in July to remember those who lost their lives and to honour the bravery of our Canadian soldiers. If you would like to lay a wreath during the ceremony please call 709-782-6290, or or email.

SunSplash Paddle in Paradise (August 11 - 18)

SPONSORSHIP INFO

The Town is looking for sponsors for our SunSplash Paddle in Paradise festival happening August 11 to 18. SunSplash includes popular annual community events like Family Fun Day, the Paddle in Paradise Dragon Boat Festival, Outdoor Movie Night, and our Concert in Paradise Park.By sponsoring the Town's premier summer festival your company will gain considerable exposure while helping to bring our community together for fun summer activities. There are several different sponsorship opportunities available that can be tailored to your goals and budget. Please contact the Department of Recreation & Community Services at 709-782-3570 or email to learn more and get involved.

This year marks the 24th Annual SunSplash Paddle in Paradise Festival! The festival begins on Sunday, August 11 and runs through to Sunday August 18. For complete details and events schedule, visit paradise.ca/sunsplash

Body Quest Kids Duathlon

Date: Aug 24, 2019

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Paradise Park

This year’s Paradise Kids Duathlon begins with an exhilarating run through Paradise Park, followed by a bike ride on nearby trails, and finishing off with a final sprint to the finish to celebrate the accomplishment. All children will be provided Kids Duathlon swag. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. All distances of the run and bike are adjusted based on the age of the participants. For more information or to register, www.paradisetriathlon.com

Body Quest Paradise Triathlon

Date: Aug 25, 2019

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Paradise Park

This year’s Triathlon begins with a 750m open-water swim in Octagon Pond, followed by a 20.4km bike ride on nearby roads, and concludes with a fast 5km run on the trail around Octagon Pond. If this seems a little too daunting, this year the event will include a team option, where teams of two or three work together to complete the Triathlon. An awards event at the Rotary Paradise Youth and Community Centre will take place after the Triathlon. If you're not participating, why not come watch or volunteer? This event, with its central transition zone, is perfect for spectators. For more information or to register, visit www.paradisetriathlon.com.

Terry Fox Run

Date: Sunday September 15

Time: 1 p.m. registration, Run starts at 2 p.m.

Location: Paradise Double Ice Complex

Help support a great cause by getting your family, friends, or community group involved in the Terry Fox Run. The run will take place around Octagon Pond, and will be followed by refreshments and prize give-a-way. Registration begins at 1 p.m.. For more information, please call 709-782-6290 or email psilver@paradise.ca.

 

Community groups or event organizers can also submit events to appear in our Community Calendar.

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